In our world today many have directed the majority of their attention to the election. When we watch the news and debates, individuals form opinions based on what they’re hearing. Based on what news channel you’re listening to, that reporter might be biased and give you a false interpretation. I think that we should listen to a variety of different individuals who come from different backgrounds because their perspectives can vary depending on what they are experiencing, even if they don’t share the same beliefs as you (Yoon). We need to be open in accepting hearing more opinions, instead of always just siding with one belief.
Majority of the news sources edit out their own opinions, but most of the popular channels don’t filter out their opinions. Most people share the popular news channels around the media, which then spreads false information and biased opinions to many others (Watson). When people post on social media, their goal is to change your public opinion on a certain topic and to mislead you into thinking that they’re information is true (Aggarwal). Many times individuals will post fake news that agrees with their opinions, in hopes that others will side with them. Everything we view on the media gives us a false identity of who someone really is. It’s important to put yourself in someone’s else’s shoes, especially when false information is shared about them. Empathy heals conflict, so when you can’t identify with someone, then you most likely won’t show empathy towards them. It’s very important to make sure your receiving accurate information nowadays because we need to be educated as much as possible with everything happening around us.
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Yoon, Phillip. “Why We Need to Listen to Other People’s Opinions.” Letter, 28 Mar.